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Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron
Long shall we seek his likeness, long in vain,
And turn to all of him which may remain,
Sighing that Nature formed but one such man,
And broke the die—in moulding Sheridan!
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Monody on the Death of Sheridan, l. 115-8 (1816).
last lines. Compare Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, cto. 10, st. 84: "Nature made him, and then broke the mold." (1532).
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